In-unit smart technology is building momentum. RealPage company STRATIS IoT, a technology platform that links apartment smart home systems to personal devices, has partnered with Alexa for Residential through Amazon. The partnership will provide voice access for the STRATIS IoT platform through Alex-enabled devices. As a result, participating residents will have voice control over more than a million devices that are already managed by STRATIS IoT.

The program will launch with Echo Dots in each unit that will be preconfigured to interface with STRATIS IoT. In the first phase of the program, Amazon Echo Dots will be implemented in 303 units at a Greystar property in Denver, Colorado. Upon move-in, residents will be able to access smart apartment features, like keyless entry, smart lights and more, on their devices and through voice control. Upon move-out, tenants are automatically de-linked from the device. It is a big step forward in providing residents seamless access to smart home technology during the duration of the lease.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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